Reimagining Christmas: Discoveries of a Christmas Self
Laura Keller-Wolff, author
What is hidden within the traditions of Christmas, buried underneath the glitz and frenzied demands of the season? Year after year we go through the motions. When—if ever—do we stand back, allowing the magic of this beautiful season to claim us? Over twelve years of stepping back, Laura Keller-Wolff refocused thought, energy and obligations, settling over time into a depth of imagination, reclaiming the heart and soul of Christmas in her life. She questioned traditions, welcomed the voices of her elders, interviewed each member in her large family, and created her own Days of Advent in imaginative encounters that eased the grief of her father’s passing—all to more fully stand in the presence of Christmas and truly bring its essence home. Through Keller-Wolff’s memoir of this process of discovery, Reimagining Christmas invites readers to rest in the season, become enveloped in its soulful treasures and explore how these experiences extend, strengthen and deepen a relationship to the imaginative power throughout our lives.